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The iron fist behind profits

29 September 2001
"I SPENT most of my time being a high class muscleman for big business, for Wall Street and for the bankers. I was a gangster for capitalism. I helped make Mexico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefits of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the international banking house of Brown Brothers in 1909-12. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for American sugar interests in 1916. In China, I helped to see to it that Standard Oil went its way unmolested." US GENERAL SMEDLEY BUTLER

It's not so Boxfresh

22 September 2001
CLOTHING COMPANY Boxfresh has come a cropper. It launched a snide advertising campaign recently. Boxfresh used imagery and slogans from the Zapatista rebel group in Mexico. They were spraypainted on walls around major shopping areas in central London and passed as convincing propaganda from Zapatista supporters (until you got to the Boxfresh logo).

Naomi Klein and Zapata: Can we ignore the power of the state?

24 March 2001
Naomi Klein praises the Zapatistas because there aren't interested in overthrowing the state, but the revolutionary Zapata who gave them their name would not have agreed with that tactic

The Mexican Revolution 1910-1917

15 July 2000
'Better to die on your feet than live on your knees' - Emiliano Zapata

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